From The Car Connection: The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has even more in common with its S-Class flagship sibling this year.
On Tuesday, Mercedes unveiled swoopy coupe and convertible versions of the C-Class ahead of their big debut at next week’s New York auto show. They're the style-oriented follow-ups to the C-Class sedan that debuted earlier this month at the Geneva auto show.
Hidden underneath a modest exterior styling update, the C-Class—available as a coupe, a convertible, and a sedan in the U.S.—grabs some oversized technology updates from the S-Class that vault it ahead of other compact luxury cars. The 2019 model is also more powerful, although it doesn’t quite approach the S-Class under-hood. And there's still no word on a turbodiesel version of the C-Class.
From Forbes.com: Roger Federer’s remarkable run on and off the court has continued this year. The 36-year-old won the Australian Open last month to extend his career record for Grand Slam titles among men to 20, including three of the last four. With the Swiss star showing no signs of slowing down, brands still clamor to align themselves with the apparently ageless Federer.
The latest is Mercedes-Benz, which first partnered with Federer in 2008. The German auto brand's parent, Daimler, announced an extension today of its endorsement deal with Federer. The new multiyear deal will net Federer an estimated $5 million annually.
"Roger Federer is an outstanding athlete who has shaped tennis for decades and stands for top performance. As a successful top athlete, he ideally represents our brand as we are [...]
From Top Gear: So, the new A-Class – Merc’s biggest seller in the UK, and the smallest Mercedes that isn’t technically a Smart. Only now it’s bigger than ever. 30mm longer, with a 14mm wider front track, more shoulder-, head- and elbow-room and a more voluminous, more easily accessible boot than the really quite ordinary, not especially spacious car it replaces. Good news, we’re sure you’ll agree. But there is better, more interesting news elsewhere…
News, for example, of the all new MBUX infotainment system, which employs machine learning to “adapt to suit the user” and “create an emotional connection between the vehicle, driver and passengers”. So for example, if you regularly switch to Radio 4 at 6pm for the news, the car will remember this and remind you.
From CNET.com: Mercedes-Benz has a new A-Class on the way and it'll be here next week.
Mercedes-Benz will unveil the 2019 A-Class at a press event in Amsterdam on Feb. 2 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. In the event you're not hanging out in The Netherlands, waiting for the reveal to happen, you can live-stream the event on Mercedes-Benz's website, too.
In preparation for the reveal, the automaker threw out one last teaser, which doesn't hide much of the new A-Class' front end. The headlights sport the same triangular shape as the new CLS-Class, signaling further adoption of M-B's latest design language. All the real fun stuff is out back or inside the car, so we'll have to wait until the reveal to see the full monty.
Subaru reveals the 50th Anniversary Editions on their The Cars pages as they celebrate 50 years in the U.S.
From Torque News: The 50th Anniversary Edition, 2018 Outback, Forester, Crosstrek, Impreza, WRX and WRX STI, Legacy and BRZ are coming soon. You can see in the image above, revealed on Subaru’s 50th Anniversary pages, they are coming in a new special Heritage Blue color. Subaru of America (SOA) is launching the 50th anniversary editions to celebrate the Camden, NJ automaker’s 50th anniversary in the U.S. market.
Subaru said the 50th anniversary limited edition models will feature the new, Heritage Blue color (not officially announced) and will also come with special badging. The commemorative "Subaru 50th Anniversary" badge with a silver ring, gold star and the Heritage Blue color will be placed on the [...]
DETROIT — Crossovers become more agile when they drop some weight. For the redesigned 2018 Equinox, shedding nearly 400 pounds —approximately 10 percent of its mass — pays dividends in a nimbler, more responsive and more refined driving experience. Combined with this weight loss, the all-new body was designed and optimized for top safety ratings.
“Think of it as core strength training,” said Jill Dennis, lead development engineer. “The new Equinox’s structure is leaner yet stronger, resulting in efficient performance that inspires confidence while also creating a more fun, safe and comfortable driving experience.”
An all-new, mass-efficient body structure is at the center of the Equinox’s trimmer curb weight and helps make the most of the available turbo engine options. The 1.5L turbo engine offers a great balance of fuel efficiency [...]
From Geek.com: You know that warning on your car’s side view mirror that says “objects may be closer than they appear”? You won’t see that on this new Mitsubishi prototype. You won’t even see mirrors on it.
That’s because Mitsubishi has ditched the mirrors and replaced them with cameras: one each on the driver’s and passengers side and another to handle rear-view duties. There’s more to the system than just cameras, of course.
As is the case with almost everything tech-related in the news these days, Mitsubishi’s mirrorless system will utilize an advanced AI to help keep drivers safe. The cameras can detect objects as far away as 100 meters, and the AI can distinguish between pedestrians and vehicles — and even figure out what kind of vehicle is approaching.
From Cars.com: The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is not just an interesting example of a new pickup truck, but is quite possibly the most distinctive vehicle that's come along in years. This is the kind of vehicle that off-road enthusiasts would build in their garage, giving it a good suspension lift, upgraded approach and departure angles, bigger wheels and tires, front and rear locking differentials, and some high-tech racing shocks planted at each corner.
There's really nothing special about all those parts and pieces when considered individually or even when collectively installed on a single vehicle, except that it's been done by one of the largest and most conservative companies on the planet.
That's what makes this vehicle so special. During the development phase, there must have been hundreds [...]
From Motor Trend: Since it was first introduced in 1979, the Mercedes G-Wagen has received more than its fair share of updates. But despite being on the road for nearly 40 years, it’s never once received a complete redesign. Until now. Meet the brand new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
Granted, it doesn’t look all that different than the previous model, but that’s by design. Mercedes didn’t see any reason to mess with the G-Wagen’s iconic shape, so the designers mostly left the exterior alone. Instead, Mercedes had its team put most of its effort into completely re-engineering everything else. So although the new luxury off-roader is slightly longer and wider than before, the differences between the two aren’t immediately obvious.
Still, we like what Mercedes has done with the look. [...]
From Tennis World Magazine: Roger Federer's off-season has been a very busy one. The 19-time Grand Slam champion worked for Barilla pasta company but also for Mercedes Benz, that is one of his 11 sponsors.
Federer featured in a new entertaining ad with the car company. The Swiss drove the car until a tennis court, where the challenge started: Federer tried to hit all the balls that the X-Class launched. 'That’s what I call a very intense training session! Now I’m more than ready for Melbourne Park!', Federer wrote through his official Facebook account promoting the video that you can see here below.
Federer earned 64 million dollars from June 2016 to June 2017, from prize money and advertisements combined. In the 2018 Forbes list, his earnings will definitely be higher after a great 2017.